Sherry...The rectal med increase/taper is left up to me...and I treat at the earliest confirmed symptoms. I see him every 3 - 6 months anyway...and I always bring a huge list of questions.
If I was feeling out of the ordinary or having different /more severe symptoms that caused me concern, I'd call to make an appointment.
I did that a lot the first few years....after that I only saw him about
every 6 - 12 months.
It's not the norm for me to call unless something is wonky with prescript
ions. Even prescript
ions, I leave it up to the pharmacy to call for repeats since he still has no problem with that.
LOL....the tingly wormy feeling....I get that sometimes with external hemmies..(I seem to have 2, one at the front one at the back..of the anus). The back one gives me more symptoms... The front one also has the fissure and a small tag from it...still normal for fissures apparently.
Regarding your hemmie....you should treat it anyway...even anusol supps. If you can get proctocedyl supps or even the ointment ti be put inside or outside...better yet (but on prescript
ion). That stuff works really well.
Things have improved regarding rectal pain upon bms and butt throbbing (still love the Bentylol!). Still some urgency and soft serve is more formed. Still at 2 - 3 bms.
I'll stay on the enemas for another week after this and taper then.
Thanks for the replies...muchly appreciated!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!